Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Baseball
Inducted: 2010
Country: United States
Born: August 13, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York
Died: June 17, 1975
Sidney (Sid) Gordon

A 13–year Major League infielder-outfielder, Sid Gordon was a two-time National League All Star (1948 & 1949) and lifetime .283 hitter.

One of the consistent power-hitters of the post-WWII era, he hit 30, 26, 27, 29, 25 home runs in consecutive seasons (1948–1952). During this period, his extra-base hits ranked him among the National League's top ten slugging averages. His stats include 202 career homers, and he once hit four grand slams in a single season (1950). In 1,475 career games, Gordon had 1,415 hits.

The Brooklyn-born third baseman-outfielder played his first full season in 1943 with the New York Giants, then joined the U.S. Coast Guard for the duration of World War II. He rejoined the Giants in 1946, was traded to the Boston Braves in 1949, the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1954, and finished his career with the Giants in 1955.


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